Nenê (footballer, born 1983)

Personal information
Full name Ânderson Miguel da Silva
Date of birth (1983-07-28) 28 July 1983
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 São Bento
2004 Guaçuano
2005 Riachuelo 28 (14)
2005 Boca Júnior 0 (0)
2006 América-SP
2006 Confiança
2006 Santa Cruz 30 (9)
2007–2008 Cruzeiro 14 (2)
2008Ipatinga (loan) 29 (9)
2008–2009 Nacional 28 (20)
2009–2014 Cagliari 124 (23)
2014–2015 Verona 8 (0)
2015Spezia (loan) 17 (4)
2015– Spezia 43 (15)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2016.

Ânderson Miguel da Silva (born 28 July 1983), known as Nenê, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Italian club Spezia Calcio as a striker.

After being crowned the Portuguese Primeira Liga's top scorer in 2009, he went on to spend most of his professional career in Italy, representing several clubs.

Football career

Born in São Paulo, Nenê began his career with modest Brazilian clubs, also having a spell at Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, then moved abroad to Portugal's C.D. Nacional in July 2008. In his first and only season in Primeira Liga he turned in stellar performances, leading the goalscoring charts with 20 goals (22 overall)[1] by notably netting in home fixtures against Sporting Clube de Portugal (1–1) and S.L. Benfica (3–1 win),[2] while also helping the Madeira team reach the semi-finals of the Portuguese Cup and qualify for the UEFA Europa League.

In June 2009, Nenê joined Italy's Cagliari Calcio on a four-year contract for about 4.5 million, with the player reported to be earning approximately €450,000 per season.[3] He spent his debut campaign in the Serie A alternating between the starting XI and the substitutes bench, but still scored eight goals – second-best in the squad – as the Sardinia club narrowly avoided relegation.

On 12 December 2010, Nenê scored a hat-trick in a 3–0 home win against Calcio Catania,[4] In July 2013, aged 30, he renewed his contract for another year.[5]

On 25 July 2014, after five seasons and an average of less than five league goals, the free agent signed for fellow league side Hellas Verona FC.[6] Late into the following January transfer window he was loaned to Spezia Calcio in Serie B,[7] with the move being made permanent in the summer.




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